Monday, March 21, 2011

Film screenings highlight NEH grant

This month two films, The Emigrants and 12 Angry Men, will be shown at the library to highlight its We the People Bookshelf collection received from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in cooperation with the American Library Association.

The collection includes classic books for students in kindergarten through high school on the theme of A More Perfect Union. The DVD edition of The Civil War, the award-winning documentary by Ken Burns is part of the collection. While the films to be discussed are not part of this year's Bookshelf collection, NEH recommends them in keeping with this year's We The People theme.

The library’s Friends of Film group will watch and discuss the classic film The Emigrants at 1 p.m. today, Monday, March 21, at the Warrenton Library. This film is a landmark epic film that introduces viewers to a group of Swedish people who are tired of poverty, tyranny, social injustice, and religious persecution in their homeland. It follows them on their journey to America where they settle in the Midwest to create a new and better world.

Twelve Angry Men, will also be shown at 7 p.m. Mon., March 28, at the Warrenton Library. This courtroom drama revolves around the trial of a boy accused of killing his father and the one man who stands between him and capital punishment.

The free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

See more We the People collections. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862, for more details about these programs. Learn about other adult programs at the library.

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